March 30, 2011, - 8:46 pm

Guess The Religion: “Middle Eastern” Passengers Removed From Plane, Blocked Aisles, Etc

By Debbie Schlussel

Three men on a cross-country flight from Washington, D.C. to Portland block the aisle, defy the requests of flight attendants, ask about the amount of time until landing, and one of them is reading a book on weapons.  The airline refuses to release info on their nationalities, and one doesn’t speak English.  Oh, and–surprise!–frightened fellow passengers identify the three as “Middle Eastern” (and I guarantee you, they ain’t Jewish “Middle Eastern”).  But, hey, no way they were Muslims trying to stage a terrorist attack, conducting a dry run, or otherwise testing the system, right? Would never ever happen. . . .


Three people were removed from a United Airlines jet bound for Portland on Wednesday due to a disturbance aboard the plane, according to United Airlines officials.

Flight 251 originated in Washington, D.C. and was diverted to Chicago. It arrived in Portland about four hours late. 135 passengers were on board. No injuries were reported.

United Airlines described the situation on board as a “customer service issue” and said the passengers in question were blocking aisles and not responding to flight attendants’ requests.

Um, yeah, that sounds like a “customer service” issue to me . . . if you’re a “customer” of allah and/or Mohammed.

Three men were reportedly involved. One man was apparently on his hands and knees in an aisle way near an emergency exit and appeared to be ill. Another passenger apparently tried to help the man, who did not speak English.

Their nationalities were not released by investigators or United Airlines.

Gee, I wonder why not. Oh, yeah, I know why. BECAUSE. THEY. WERE. “MIDDLE. EASTERN.” Here’s a hint: the flight had enough fuel in it to blow up the Sears Tower. And here’s another tip: they weren’t on the plane, blocking aisles, and disobeying the flight attendants because they were warlock warriors with tiger blood or bitchin’ rock stars from Mars.

The man in the aisle reportedly would not return to his seat. Passengers said another man with him repeatedly stood up and kept asking how long until the plane arrived in Portland. Yet another man was reportedly reading a book about weapons, according to a passenger seated next to that person. All three were taken off the plane in Chicago.

All other passengers were re-screened and the flight resumed.

The identities of the men involved have not been released and it was not specified if any faced charges for their behavior on the aircraft.

One passenger who talked to KATU said he was afraid for his safety during the incident.

Afraid? The nerve. Typical Islamophobic, right? I mean, why can’t these passengers just be more “tolerant” and open to the “diversity” of hijackers, dry-runners, and otherwise disruptive scum on a flight? America is the melting pot and anything less than allowing the plan to melt would be intolerant and judgmental.


A Portland, Ore.-bound flight made a “level two emergency” stop in Chicago Tuesday night after passengers said three men, reportedly of Middle Eastern descent, were acting strangely, even fighting with flight crews.

At least one of the men walked back to the area of the plane where flight attendants work, laid down and began complaining of illness. That man engaged in “some sort of altercation” with the flight attendant, a passenger said.

At one point another man, who was pacing back and forth in the aisles, also got into a “verbal altercation” with a flight attendant, according to a passenger.

Other men of “Middle Eastern descent” were passing notes and “writing in their notebooks,” a source told NBC Chicago.

United contacted officials at O’Hare and alerted them that the flight, which originated in Washington D.C., would stop. The flight was diverted to Chicago.

Three passengers were removed from the aircraft, and the remaining passengers were re-screened through security, before being sent on their way.

Passengers arriving at Portland told NBC affiliate KGW they were aware of problems during the flight. Cliff Robinett described the incident as “strange goings on in the back of the plane.”

Another passenger, Lydia Omelchenko, said the three individuals removed were “strange people.”

Robinett said the man was lying on the floor in the back of the plane did not speak English, and an interpreter had difficulty translating. Robinett said a doctor on the plane also tried to assist the passenger.

He said three men got off the plane, one of them ill. No one knew what was happening at the time, including TSA officials in Chicago, he said.

Stacy Niedermeyer of Southwest Portland was on the flight with her husband and four children.

Niedermeyer said one of the men went to the back of the plane and “sat down on his bottom.” Some type of heated altercation took place.

Lydia Omelchenko said passengers knew something was amiss and were texting about the incident. She reported that two men, one of them young, left the plane and neither looked ill.

Other passengers interviewed did not wish to be identified. One passenger said a man with a backpack was pacing back and forth and got into an argument with a flight attendant.

Hmmm . . . why is it that all of these many incidents on planes, with passengers acting weird, involve Muslims and/or “Middle Easterners”? We know why. They are testing, planning, and deliberately pressing buttons for something very bad in the future. And for lawsuits so they can do even more.

And they are laughing at us because we continue to do nothing and let them get away with it, lest we be seen as “intolerant” or face lawsuits.

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39 Responses

Okay, I’ll guess – Quakers? Amish? Mennonites?

CornCoLeo on March 30, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Silly-they were Presbyterians!

    T.Y. on March 31, 2011 at 12:36 am

      Given the vicious antisemitic and pro-Palestinian views of the Presbyterian Church USA, the guess of Presbyterian actually has some logic to it, if they were high church officials.

      Occam's Tool on April 2, 2011 at 1:08 am

What gets me is how they refuse to say they’re Muslim. But on a recent flight from Mexico to LA, several Orthodox Jewish men were taken off the plane for questioning because their prayers made some flight attendants “nervous” — even though they were praying quietly to themselves, did not do anything disruptive, and were totally cooperative. How come it was okay to publicize their religion? And notice how you didn’t see them suing for discrimination — they were polite and compliant, which I guarantee would not have been the case had they been Muslim.

Faye on March 30, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Why does the flying public have to endure this? Flying before 9/11 wasn’t fun and now it is horrible. The passengers were scared. The unruly passengers were let off and the remaining passengers had to go through another humiliating screening. Too bad TSA isn’t able to screen out jerks and people who are pretending to be sick. Lastly, the passengers got to their destination late because of these jerks. I think those jerks should have to pay a fine for inconveniencing all the other passengers.

So what language was the one passenger speaking? And was the “sick” passenger actually sick? What was his illness? What happened to the 3 people who were taken off the flight? Will they be allowed to fly again? Will they have to apologize to anyone?

Lady in Northern Virginia on March 30, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Yup… and we stick with grabbing guys’ junk so bad guys like these can freely board our planes.

The TSA screwed up…. cuz we all know Islam is the Religion Of Peace. Yeah, go tell that to the frightened passengers on UAL Flight 251 who where four hours late to their destination.

All of our politically correct security procedures haven’t deterred them – a decade after 9/11.

Alhamidullah – Praise Allah – they own our unfriendly skies!

NormanF on March 30, 2011 at 9:41 pm

It is amazing that this still goes on with so few repercussions. The TSA is apparently more concerned about hurt Islamic feeling(as if any were involved in this situation)than passenger safety. At some point, dumb luck will no longer operate in our favor. Eventually, even the most moronic terrorist will eventually meet with success. I can only wonder what sort of diversity orations we will be subjected to. Perhaps, Senator Durban will subject us to his eloquence at that point.

worry01 on March 30, 2011 at 9:54 pm

After CAIR successfully extorted USAir in the “6lying Imams”
lawsuit I am surprised UAL (whom I used to work for) had
enough balls to do this.

How long until CAIR tries to extort UAL?

I_AM_ME on March 30, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Muslims will not be identified as Muslims when it reflects badly. A similar tactic is played out when some politician is tagged with an allegation of disrepute. If Republican, that fact is repeated endlessly to disparage the GOP. If Democrat, that fact is never brought out.

Face it. The MSM has it in for anything decent about America, to the point of protecting our enemies such as Muslims. This is simply the way of the world.

Fortunately people are figuring it out. For example when the identity of misbehaving airline passengers is NOT given, people KNOW that Muslims are involved. And at each one of these instances people know to further mistrust the MSM and those whom the MSM tries to protect.

Frank Scarn on March 30, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Instead of these three being charged with interfering with a flight crew, a federal offense, United will end up with a discrimination suit, instigated by CAIR, and pay plenty to make it go away.

Neils60 on March 30, 2011 at 10:15 pm

It’s like 9/11 didn’t happen for some people. Since we can’t depend on Air Marshalls, the airlines, TSA, etc. to do their jobs, What should we, as passengers, do? I’m serious. Some beleguered union slacker flight attendant who a couple months ago was a hostess at Denny’s is all that stands between us and Terror in the skies? Seriously, what should we do if we’re on a flight like this? Thanks.

Curtin/Dobbs on March 30, 2011 at 10:29 pm

reading a book about weapons?
if a bad man wants to do a bad thing, he will not bring to the plane his bad book

joe on March 30, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Bad men frequently do that my friend. It is known as taunting or baiting one’s foe. Many serial killers got their jollies leaving little notes at the scenes of the crimes, or in messages sent directly to authorities. This was popular with such people as far back as Jack the Ripper. So, use your head Joe, if there is one.

    worry01 on March 30, 2011 at 11:55 pm

If the baggage was checked thoroughly at the airport in D.C, there is no way that they could have missed seeing a book or magazine about weaponry. If the fact that it was in the possession of a middle eastern looking guy with a middle eastern sounding name didn’t wave any red flags, then what does? I think the folks at United need to take a few lessons from the folks at El-Al about passenger screening.

Irving on March 30, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    When I go through airport security, they don’t look at the titles of the books or magazines in my backpback. They x-ray the backpack & wave me through. Probably, it’s the same for checked baggage. The x-ray shows magazines & books, not the titles or subject matter.

    sylvia on March 31, 2011 at 12:58 pm

How better to probe your enemies defenses than to be overt and observe the reaction? With 22 years Army we have used that ruse many, many times to our benefit.

George on March 30, 2011 at 11:02 pm

They should add them to the no fly list and then they can see how cool their little stunt was. What a bunch of asses.

Karen on March 30, 2011 at 11:18 pm

I’d like to know the ratio of clean to brown underwears AFTER this jolly little flight?

Then, I’d like to know the ratio of passengers who were (10 years after 9/11) willing to not judge these swarthy-looking fellas as “scary” BEFORE the flight took off and contrast the ratio to AFTER.

And finally, I’d like to know the ratio of these peeps that will now have a healthy mistrust of Mooooslims on a plane in 2011 as to those too PC BEFORE the flight.

Funny how things change when one is mugged by reality and not tied to the tired, old, dangerous meme (but don’t worry, the Media are still holding on to the meme with a kung-fu grip! I reckon hell would have to freeze over for that to end!)

Skunky on March 30, 2011 at 11:40 pm

Probably Rastafarians or Scientologists

Infidel Pride on March 31, 2011 at 1:21 am

There is a trend in Obama’s stupidity: He does NOT support uprising against Anti-Western regimes that support terrorism or try to develop nuclear weapons (i.e. Syria and Iran). He supports only uprising against regimes that are basically Pro-Western and do not cooperate with terrorists (Tunisia, Egypt, Libya (that gave up its nuclear plan), Yemen, and soon more). He did not get constitutionally required approval for the actions in Libya and is giving false statements on what is going on there. He should be brought to trial

Sabidabi on March 31, 2011 at 4:23 am

Debbie, I saw a confrontation between the beautiful Pakistani actress Veena Malik and a Pakistani cleric who accused her of loose behavior. Her views on Israel may be like the rest of them but she’s a courageous young woman who had the audacity to dress down a mullah and put him in his place. I kind of liked what she said about the cleric not looking at a woman in her condition, that is her exposed face. She is a Westernized Muslim and doesn’t think much of the extremists telling her to watch her thoughts, dress and behavior:

If there were more like her in the Muslim World, perhaps Islam could climb out of the Dark Ages. You can’t really help but feel for her as she was ambushed by men who know nothing about her on the interview show.

NormanF on March 31, 2011 at 4:40 am

    Norman, I saw that. Very interesting.

    Sabid, you are right. There is a trend indeed.

    Trouble is, most Yanks don’t see it (for many different reasons).

    In going back on this site, I was reading up on Abu Moskowitz and Abu Porno and I must say, I am greatly shocked about the amount of Islmopandering going on in the US Government. The panderers are clueless and the jihadists are smart enough to infiltrate those in power in the government.

    We’re in big trouble.

    Skunky on March 31, 2011 at 10:09 am

      Its not Debbie Schlussel who said those things about Islam. Its an educated Muslim woman. They rape young boys, they steal, pillage, rape and murder in the name of Islam. Facts are stubborn things and when Malik says all this in her own country, we should listen.

      Its time to stop calling Debbie Schlussel an Islamophobe. Like Malik told the cleric, before you tell me to change my behavior, clean up your own house first and that begins with ceasing to do evil and starting to do good. Its good ethical advice and I’m not holding my breath waiting for Islam to change.

      Everything that young woman said has validated everything Debbie has written. So what will all the seminar e-mailers say now? Huh-huh – and like Malik said, Muslim men can’t even respect a Muslim woman without saying derogatory things about her that aren’t true.

      Religion Of Pieces, baby!

      NormanF on March 31, 2011 at 11:07 am

        Yes, Norman, the the feminists of the First World countries should REALLY make the plight of Muslim women in Muslim worlds their top priority. Especially since all their work is done here (and I get such a kick out of seeing how well and dignified women are culturally here in 2011. “We’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!”) and I wonder what they do other than prop up abortion and make men more wussified.

        Meanwhile, where a true women’s movement is needed, it’s crickets.

        Skunky on March 31, 2011 at 11:36 am

          Skunky, back in February the Left viciously attacked Debbie for pointing out the truth about what Muslim male animals do to uncovered women.

          Its not women’s rights they are concerned about. Incidentally, if you think that MEMRI clip will be covered in the MSM, forget about it.

          Thou Shalt Not Criticize Islam. The conspiracy of silence on it continues.

          A decade after 9/11, a lot of people remain as clueless about it as ever.

          NormanF on March 31, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Thanks for the video Norman. Very touching. But I would get out of Pakistan if I were her and stay out.

    Brian on March 31, 2011 at 5:38 pm

What would happen if a couple of people from the flight woudl take matters into their own hands? Would the passengers that “restain” them get arrested and those 3 would be the victims?

I’ll be going to FLA soon and I won’t put up with that BS

PhilM on March 31, 2011 at 9:49 am

Let’s not “Rush to judgment” here. After all, this isn’t like some stupid cop arresting a professor. They were probably doing one of the following: 1.Exercising by walking the aisles. Their faith calls for them to exercise five times a day. 2. Trying to find more peanuts. 3. Wanted to be first in line for the bathroom. 4. Were looking in the magazine rack for the latest issue of Terrorism Monthly. 5. Wanted to flirt with the infidel flight attendants. Interesting that the TV station reports made NO MENTION of the men’s description, etc. Good old P.C. strikes again. These people are laughing at us….all the way to the planning meeting for the next attack on us – be it here or in another country. PRAY FOR OUR NATION! (Can we say still say that?)

Herbster on March 31, 2011 at 10:16 am

Hey Debbie, It was a Untied Air Lines flight right? I assume that this would not have happened had the airline been, well, you know: EL Al. They are smarter than we are. They probably have personnel on the flights that are as big as the great Lyle Alzado, waiting to open a can of whoop-ass on those punks. But hey, relax, Janet Napolitano is in charge and her system “is working”!!!!!

Steve on March 31, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Debbie, the politically correct term for Middle Easterners is
“Asian.” Please make a note of it!

batyah on March 31, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Norman and Skunky, I was completely impress with that muslim woman, she’s kinda like the muslim version of Debbie Schlussel! Speaking of which, do you think CAIR along with Ibraham Hooper will condemn this lady for telling the whole truth about islam? If CAIR dare do something like that, then the rest of the country will wake up even more and find who CAIR really are, by consiparing against we the american people and our constitution and bill of rights, etc. Skunky, your completely right about our government pandering to islam, it doesn’t just happen on the Democrat side, it also happens on the Republican side as well. And for the rest of the foolish conservatives who continue to claim that only “liberals and democrats pander to muslims all the time”, there have been some folks on the right wing who’ve pandered to islam, ie, Jack Abramoff, Fred Thompson (Mark Levin attacked DS for calling out Thompson for being a pan-islamist), Grover Norquist, Darrell Issa, etc. Even Bush did muslim pandering in his day as president of this country, not just Obama!

“A nation is defined by it’s borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on March 31, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    You know she’s exposed – she doesn’t wear a hijab, she doesn’t take it lying down and she has literally invited the mob to kill her by standing up to their thuggery, violence and disrespect for the human person – particularly for children and women. We are told the clerics are virtuous (that fake Islamic modesty we’re incessantly lectured about) and she pointed out its a lie and they hate and she showed love and no one understands her and comes to defend her.

    They’re not known for their chivalry. Keep that in mind the next time you hear they’re modest and show respect – they don’t even respect their own people!

    NormanF on March 31, 2011 at 1:28 pm

This could very well be about cold hard cash. Muslims have learned via the flying imam and other cases that there’s money to be had in legal settlements with airlines. The formula is simple: behave badly, have yourself removed, sue, and settle. Rinse and repeat.

adam on March 31, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Skunky writes, “Yes, Norman, the the feminists of the First World countries should REALLY make the plight of Muslim women in Muslim worlds their top priority.” One feminist who does so is Phyllis Chessler, and she regularly berates the greater feminist community for failing to focus on the plight of Muslim women.

Steve writes, “I assume that this would not have happened had the airline been, well, you know: EL Al.” If the planes hijacked on 9/11 were El Al the World Trade Center would still be standing (locked cockpit doors). And yes, the cabin security would have put these guys faces through the floor if that’s what it took. I expect even the stewardesses have training that the typical cabin attendant doesn’t, and I suspect all have served in the IDF in some capacity.

Raymond in DC on March 31, 2011 at 2:20 pm

There will be a terrorist attack. Obama and Incompitano are doing all they can to make sure it happens. And when it does they will blame patriotic Americans and the fun will begin.

Bill on March 31, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Norman, I remember all the nonsense that happened here after the Logan gang-rape. Everyone of those idiots did not have a clue. I still see some so-called Conservatives trying to sully DS by repeating that false meme they did here. It’s sickening, the lack of undertstanding. I now think those people want to misuderstand. They do NOT have the guts DS has to either understand and report all she does. Thank goodness we can see through all that (and thank goodness DS is so brave).

Sean, too right. I just re-read all the posts on Issa because so many Conservatives have no idea what a sham HE is. I highly recommend all look back on what DS has exposed on that sham. Dhimmi Dick Durban isn’t just the only Islamopanderer!

Ray, yes, you’re right. I read an article by Phyllis after the news of th gang-rape in Egypt. I kept it as it was quite powerful.

Skunky on March 31, 2011 at 6:55 pm

The problem is that they want to assert their claim on every thing in the USA. TRhis is something like flying the colors to assert youe hegemony on the site. They ceratinly are maniacs in a state of panic because believe it or not Islam is collabsing from with in not throught the actions of outside forces. With the opening of their brains – thanks to the internet – many a Moslem is deserting Islam out of lack of belief in it. Mind you deserting Islam can take any one of the forms of disbelief in it.

G. R. SCHAROUBIM on March 31, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Jeez in a million years who would have thought that those poor destitute muslums needed money so bad that we Americans would just hand it over for a minor inconvienance. I wonder, as a caucasion is this a great get rich scheme or what?

Tmorlan on April 3, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Re: Skunky’s reply to Norman about the First World feminists and their deafening silence on the treatment of women in Islamic countries…on FB, a liberal cousin of mine posted some supposedly inspiring comment about Women Helping Women from Madeleine Halfbright I mean Albright, and I posed this question. “Why isn’t Madame Secretary doing more to shed light on the horrid and hideously cruel treatment of young Moslem women who are perceived to be a dishonor to their families and have acid thrown in their faces, or are beaten and sliced and diced and yes, even killed? The silence is indeed deafening!” My cousin said, “hey, it’s their culture, not ours and we should not intervene. And why do you have to make this political?” Instant migraine from hitting head against wall

Suzette on August 3, 2012 at 3:00 pm

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